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Franken Slept While The Threat Of ISIS Grew

 Franken Slept While The Threat Of ISIS Grew

ISIS grew stronger while Al Franken was dozing off.

Senator Franken and President Obama have underestimated what needs to be done when it comes to dealing with ISIS. As the terror group continues to pose a serious threat to America and it’s allies, Sen. Franken is asleep at the wheel.

Al Franken is making America a more dangerous place! It’s time for new leadership in the U.S. Senate.

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Al Frankly Indecent

Frankly Indecent

Minneapolis, Minn. – Democrat Al Franken’s new ad calls into question his sincerity about the issue of rape. Minnesotans should be reminded that Sen. Franken was dogged in 2008 by disturbing jokes he made about the sexual assault of women, with several Democratic women in the state calling on him for an apology.

“Minnesota women haven’t forgotten Senator Franken’s sick and disgusting humor when he talked about raping women. Al Franken is just trying to mask his own hypocrisy. It’s absolutely disingenuous and appalling for Senator Franken to talk about helping rape victims when he himself joked about sexually assaulting women,” said Brittni Palke, MNGOP Spokeswoman.

Franken Flashback: Franken Dogged By Rape Jokes In 2008

SICK! Franken Jokes About Raping Lesley Stahl. “Franken:  And, ‘I give the pills to Lesley Stahl. Then, when Lesley’s passed out, I take her to the closet and rape her.’ Or, ‘That’s why you never see Lesley until February.’ Or, ‘When she passes out, I put her in various positions and take pictures of her.’”
(“Comedy Isn’t Funny:  Saturday Night Live At Twenty—How The Show That Transformed TV Became A Grim Joke,” New York Magazine, March 13, 1995)

Snickered When Describing Rape Skit. FRANKEN: “Well, uh, first of all, I actually – what I wrote was a parody, it was in Playboy and it was a parody of, of um Playboy. And it was intended for the readers of Playboy and it actually was satirical. That wasn’t really – you know, I feel bad that that caused people legitimately to be offended. U, the remarks that were in the NY Times – uh, I’m sorry – New York Magazine uh were legitimately offensive and I apologize for that. Uh, this was a brainstorming session at SNL and you know I said something [snickers] in it that was indefensible and I apologize for that, I’m generally sorry, but it really kills me, as I said, it just – I’m a human being, and it hurts me that some mistakes I made made people feel that uh I’m – I don’t have a dedication to to women and women’s rights and to all Minnesotans that I do have.” (Al Franken, “Midday,” Minnesota Public Radio, June 9, 2008)

Franken On Why Abortion Should Be Allowed In Cases Of Rape: “Rapists Are Notoriously Bad In Terms Of Being Supportive Of Their Kids.”
(Al Franken Show, Air America Radio, February 6, 2007)

State Sen. Saltzman And Rep. Wollschlager React. “And Sen. Kathy Saltzman of Woodbury and  Rep. Sandy Wollschlager of Cannon Falls both released a statement saying: As Minnesotans, we find the articles written by Mr. Franken to be most disturbing.  While some may describe these writings to be satire, comedy, or an expression of free speech, we find them offensive and highly inappropriate when linked to a candidate for the United States Senate.   The standard for any party should be doing the people’s work and the prism through which candidates should be vetted and policies examined.  While many still believe that Mr. Franken is a viable candidate for endorsement, we find it very difficult to see past these actions.”
(Rachel Stassen- Berger, “Bad day for Al Franken,” Political Animal Blog, June 5, 2008)

McCollum On Rape Sketch. “Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken’s bad day (read about it here) got worse. Rep. Betty McCollum, a supporter of former Senate candidate Mike Ciresi (who is leaving all options on the table), released a statement:  ‘Planned Parenthood understands that Minnesotans evaluate our political candidates based on their record, values and character. It is appalling that anyone could characterize rape, a violent and horrible crime, as a joke,’ said Congresswoman Betty McCollum”
(Rachel Stassen- Berger, “Franken’s day got worse,” Political Animal Blog, June 5, 2008)

Franken says that Jewish skin tone comes from being raped by Mongols. “Mongols came through and raped – and raped Jews. And uh…we’re a little yellow.”
(Transcript, “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” NBC, September 30, 2004)


Without Franken We Wouldn’t Have Obamacare

Al Franken was the decisive vote for Obamacare, and is responsible for the mess we are in.

With the recent news of insurance company PreferredOne leaving MNsure, 24,000 Minnesotans are left to find new health insurance on the glitch-ridden Obamacare exchange, further burdening Minnesotans.

When Al Franken ushered in Obamacare to Minnesota 140,000 Minnesotans lost their insurance and now thousands of Minnesotans will likely be faced with the unexpected costs that come with higher premiums.

If you want healthcare solutions that work, retire Al Franken this November!

Franken Opens His Mouth…..

And this falls out…

“Franken: Citizens United decision is ‘worst’ ever”

Chris Fields Statement On Franken’s Comment Calling Citizen United The “Worst” SCOTUS Ruling

The Hill: “Franken: Citizens United decision is ‘worst’ ever”

Minneapolis, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Deputy Chairman, Chris Fields today released the following statement in response to news reports that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) said that Citizens United is the “worst” ever ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court. Franken’s comments were first reported in The Hill article titled “Franken: Citizens United decision is ‘worst’ ever”.

“For Senator Franken to say that the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling is worse than infamous decisions such as Dred Scott v. Sandford or Plessy v. Ferguson is appalling. Citizens United does not say that African Americans are property instead of people, or institutionalize segregation as these horrendous Supreme Court decisions have. Regardless of your political persuasion, it’s impossible to argue that Citizens United comes even close to being among the worst decisions ever.”

The Hill: “Franken: Citizens United decision is ‘worst’ ever”. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) blasted the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, calling it the ‘worst’ ruling in the history of the court. ‘Citizens United was one of the worst decisions in the history of the Supreme Court,’ Franken said on the Senate floor Tuesday. ‘It was a disaster.’”
(Ramsey Cox, “Franken: Citizens United decision is ‘worst’ ever,” The Hill, September 9, 2014)

Sen. Franken’s Broken Promises To Minnesotans On Iraq

Sen. Franken’s Broken Promises To Minnesotans On Iraq
Senator Franken and President Obama are making the world less safe.

The Republican Party of Minnesota released a new web video today highlighting Democrat Sen. Al Franken’s broken promises on Iraq. The video shows Franken’s position in 2008 versus the reality on the ground in Iraq today.

President Obama and Senator Franken’s policies have failed. The result is a humanitarian crisis in Iraq, leaving the region unstable and the world less safe.

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Al Franken : FACT CHECK: Lies & The Lying Liars Who Tell Them

FACT CHECK: Lies & The Lying Liars Who Tell Them

Eagan, Minn. – Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is now running full-sprint from his record as the most loyal Democrat in the Senate, the Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate campaign said today. The Franken for Senate campaign is out with a new ad in which Franken claims to work well with Republicans in the Senate. Earlier this month, National Journal reported that Franken has broken with his party leadership only twice this year, making him the most loyal Democrat in the Senate. In January, Politico reported that Franken is the Senator least likely to reach across the aisle and co-sponsor bipartisan legislation.

“Al Franken, who votes with President Obama 97% of the time, is the most loyal, partisan Democrat in Washington. That is a fact,” said McFadden spokesman Tom Erickson. “For Senator Franken to make the audacious claim that he is bipartisan is a whopper of a lie. Franken broke from his party only twice in the past year and is the Senator least likely to reach across the aisle to work on bipartisan legislation. If Senator Franken is lying about his work with Republicans, it really makes you wonder what else he isn’t being honest about.”

FALSE FRANKEN CLAIM: ANNOUNCER: “Franken owes much of his success so far to his ability to forge alliances with Republican Senators.” (Source: Franken TV Ad, August 27, 2014)

THE FACTS: Franken Is Most Loyal, Most Partisan Democrat In The Senate:

REPORT: Sen. Franken Is The Most Loyal Democrat In The Senate, Breaking With His Party Just Twice In The Last Year. “Looking back to 2014, there’s a notable name on the other end of the Senate’s party unity scale. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is running for a second term after winning his first by just 312 votes in 2008. But Franken has only voted against his party twice out of 161 votes in 2013 and 2014, a 99 percent record that beats Elizabeth Warren’s.”   (Scott Bland, “Vulnerable Incumbents Were Most Likely to Stray From Party Line This Congress,” National Journal, August 19, 2014)

REPORT: Sen. Franken Is The Most Partisan Senator In Washington. “The most likely to co-sponsor a bipartisan bill in the House was Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), with 73.1 percent of the bills he co-sponsored introduced by a member of the other party. The least was Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), with 1.2 percent of the bills he co-sponsored authored by someone on the other side of the aisle. In the Senate, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) led the way, with 72.9 percent of her bills. Last among senators counted was Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), at 9.7 percent.”   (Tal Koplan, “Report: David Vitter, Alan Grayson introduce most bills,” Politico, January 9, 2014)

Star Tribune’s Doug Tice Likens Franken To A Mindless Chicken Pecking For Corn.“Franken has become a typical climber on Capitol Hill: He almost always votes in lockstep with the majority of his party, demonstrating all the independence of mind of a well-trained rooster pecking the proper button to obtain a kernel of corn.”  (Doug Tice, “Franken’s ‘rubber stamp’ ways are pretty normal,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 16, 2014)

WCCO-TV: It’s True That Franken Votes With Obama 97% Of The Time. “The ad, with a humorous tone, ties Franken to Obama with a very Minnesotan insult: a Franken look-alike struggling to back his boat into the water. ‘Al Franken keeps missing the mark. Badly,’ the ad says. ‘Franken has a 97 percent voting record with President Obama.’ McFadden’s claim is true. In every year since 2008, Franken overwhelmingly voted with the Democrats and President Obama.”  (Pat Kessler, “Reality Check: Ad Slams Franken’s Record Voting In Line With Obama,” WCCO-TV, August 25, 2014)